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Lou | 21:00 UK time, Saturday, 25 December 2010

WOW! What. A. Christmas. Have you just sat through an hour's worth of action-packed festive drama in Albert Square? More importantly, were you shouting at the screen, blubbing into your chocolate wrappers, or holding your head in your hands?  

If so, you've come to the right place!

If you missed it, you can watch it on our programes page. HOORAY!

Stacey Branning

Did you think she'd jump?

Stacey's not only left the building, but she's left the damn country too. Noooooo! On the up, wasn't it gorg to see a content Lily, who was more interested in her mum's arm, than sitting next to strangers in a big flying machine? Bless.

Let's recap on the day's drama...

Main moments:

1. Hearing Bradley shout: "Staaaace. Stacey, ruuuun!"' from the roof of the Vic.

2. Janine stabbing herself and blaming Stacey *angry face*.

3. Max and Stacey's one-to-one on the Vic roof.

4. Stacey finally coming clean to Jean. 

5. Stacey admitting to Ryan that she's doesn't love him.

6. Ronnie telling Stacey to "go".

7. Ryan walking away, as Janine's carted away by ambulance.

8. Max telling Stacey he's still in love with her. OMG.

9. Stacey declaring that she'll always love, "my Bradley".

10. Finally... Stace jetting off with Lily!

Oh! ... and of course, seeing a sober Phil wearing a paper hat! Jubbly.

Stacey Branning

What a cracker of a Christmas. What did you think? Was it full of festive suprises, or did you get what you asked for?

What was your favourite moment?

Did you hope that Stacey would fly off to start a new life? Some of you thought so in our blog: 'Your predictions on Stacey's exit'. Although a fair few of you hoped she'd run off with Ryan.


Stacey's last line:

You also made guesses on what Stacey's last line was going to be. 2lip... I'm afraid it wasn't "I'm pregnant." StaceyandRyan, you were close, but yet so far with: "Like that's gunna stop me."

Her ACTUAL last line was...

"I'll be alright. I always am. Bye Max."

Miss her already?

Watch Stacey's year:

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Stacey narrates over a film of her last year in the Square.

Enjoy Stacey's best bits:

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Have you hearted Stacey yet? Share your love for her on Facebook and Twitter. Just use hashtag #iheartstacey. What. A. Christmas. Indeed. We'll miss Stacey, but we'll certainly enjoy the memories!

Merry Christmas. May yours be full of joy... and not so much drama.


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  • Comment number 1.

    Loved this episode. The moment that Stacey heard Bradleys voice........great moment! And when she said she'd always love Bradley.

    Think she's going somewhere across the ocean, Mexico or somewhere.

  • Comment number 2.

    OMG! AMAZING EPISODE! ABSOLUTLEY LOVED IT! WAS TREMBLING TO SEE WHAT WOULD HAPPEN! oh janines a cow aint she? felt so happy for stacey that she left and continued with lily, best christmas episode ever :)

  • Comment number 3.

    OMG!!!! I actually thought Stace would jump!!!! GO MAX!!! WOOP!! I can NOT believe Max STILL loves Stacey! And what made Stacey change her mind about Ryan? LOVED the Chrimbo episode AS USUAL!!!

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  • Comment number 5.

    Loved it didnt want stacey to leave though was very upset about that she is 1 of the best actress in eastenders hope she comes back :(

  • Comment number 6.

    Our Stacey has been the most amazing character in EastEnders history, I've watched her from start to finish, and have seen her develop into the lovely woman she is today. Tonight's ep was just heartbreaking, wish Lacey Turner all the best, but please come back soon!! x

    Stacey - a true EE LEGEND!!!!

  • Comment number 7.

    I really really enjoyed the Christmas episode. The whole thing was just.... WHOAAAAAAA! I loved Stacey's exit on the plane. I nearly cried at Stacey, and poor Jean. Maybe she'll make a Stacey surprise. Who knows, maybe all of Walford will be vomiting with Jean's cooking. I AM NORMAL. COMPLETELY NORMAL. OF COURSE. Lacey was one of the best characters and a great actress.

  • Comment number 8.

    omg :'( a canny believe shess actuly gonee :'( , janinee jooost rips it seriously , eveybody better find outt tht sheee stabbed herself(madfreak!) , did anyonee else see the police cars at the airport :O , a pure nearly fainted :O ahaa :L xx

  • Comment number 9.

    bless stacey. janine is sooo evil, i hope she dies in hospital.

  • Comment number 10.

    This episode was just mind blowing!!!!
    i loved it.... So glad stacey escaped she desreves that and i hope that evil bitch janine dies aswell. I didn't understand why she didn't want to go with ryan at in the end they would have been happy 2gether!!!
    I hope stacey will some how come back soon....

  • Comment number 11.

    OMG! Well...that was one emotional episode. I thought she was going to die..
    Like they say expect the unexpected.
    I'm happy she didn't die though coz I really like her..but I'm so upset she's left :(
    I had a feeling she didn't love Ryan..I feel sorry for Jean..

    The square is going to be so dead without Stacey...

    I Love You Stacey...!!

  • Comment number 12.

    EastEnders was BRILLIANT!!!!!!!! It look amazing in HD!! loved it can't wait until tomorrow!!

  • Comment number 13.

    It made me cry when i heard Bradley shouting off the rooftop, thinking Stacey was going to jump brought me to the edge of my chair :L I want someone to do everything Stacey went through to Janine so she will finally realise what a hard life Stacey has had! When Stacey left i cried but i hope Lacey will be back on the square one day in the future because she is such a great actress and the square will not be the same without her! :) xxx
    Love Lacey Turner She is an EastEnders legend and i will miss her :)

  • Comment number 14.

    Amazing but didn't want Stacey to go...
    When she left I cried!
    Good luck to her in the future, the square won't be the
    same without her.

  • Comment number 15.

    I hope Janine dies.....arghhh!
    I'm gonna miss u stacccccccceeeeyyyyyyy :(

    Best of the best she was....

  • Comment number 16.

    I'm glas she got away but very dissapointed that it wasn't with Ryan! Ruined the episode for me

  • Comment number 17.

    Stacey please return to eastenders!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Comment number 18.

    Max saying he loved Stacey was a TRUE ERROR!!! BAD WRITERS! Max doesn't love Stacey or even think he does! He just has this amazing friendship with her that he can never explain to ppl who question their relationship! I HEART STACEY X

  • Comment number 19.

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  • Comment number 20.

    It was an owesome christmas episode Stacey will be missed and i hope janine dies as she is evil.

  • Comment number 21.

    OMG.......I Can't Believe It She's Gone Stacey Slater....the reason Eastenders was such a famous exciting soap to watch.I literlly cried during this programme when she was on the roof i was about to die will she fall will she?can this be the end of stacey ?........Well who knows her and baby lily might be coming back in 5 years or so.....
    Love Youu Millions lacey turner And Good luck with ya future...XxXx
    Eastenders Star will miss you like millions =) xxxxx

  • Comment number 22.

    It's about time they wrote an episode which shows Janine getting her comeuppance once and for all. Lovely episode tonight, so glad Stacey and gorgeous little Lily went off nicely. Lacey Turner is a great actress and I wish her all the best in the future. EE will not be the same without her.

  • Comment number 23.

    that was the best Christmas storyline that EastEnders has ever done, they was a couple of times, when i was screaming at the tv. Did not want Stacey to leave tho. Well done to all the people at EastEnders that come up with this and Ronnie and Kats story line. Just need to watch that next week now.

  • Comment number 24.

    you know its amazing ya see, everyone said ee wouldnt be the same without peggy, but without stacey, ee really isnt the same. stacey is a true eastender! YOU GO EASTENDERS KEEP ON MAKING MORE AWESOME EPISODES

  • Comment number 25.

    Lacey Turner is such a greaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaat actress, wow what an epsiode the best exit they could have given her!!!!!!

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  • Comment number 27.

    I think the Christmas Episode was really amazing, but I can't believe Stacy did not go with Ryan. Everyone I know is well disappointed. =/

    - When Stacey comes back could there be anything with Ryan?

  • Comment number 28.

    I wish Stacey had gone with Ryan - Max shouldn't have accused her of betraying Bradley's memory that is probably what made her doubt her love!

    Janine should not get away with this - I would be so disappointed if Ryan went back to the evil witch. i'll miss Stacey, she is a brilliant character - at least it is open for her to come back.

  • Comment number 29.

    dunno if lacey gets to read this but if you do congratulations on 6?yrs of fantstic acting n entertaining the nation have to say cried watching tonights episode sadly i suffer from bipolar myself and ur charicter has been an insperation at times. you will be sadly missed but then thats how u will know you really were great.

    all the best for the future a true fan of urself lacey and the famous stacey ice skater slater
    xxxxxxx vicki xxxxxxx

  • Comment number 30.

    SERIOUSLY BAD EPISODE. So many errors in the script. For a start, there is no way Stacey would have been able to get on a flight from London City Airport that late on Christmas day. Stacey telling Ryan she didn't love him was ridiculous. Max telling Stacey he loved her even more so. Jean turning her back on Stacey (realising she's a murderer) before suddenly forgiving her was also unbelievable. There was no logical progression in the story arc of the ep - it was just a series of unrelated twists and turns before it all fell flat in the last 15 minutes. Such a disappointing end to a brilliant storyline that has had us gripped for the past 12 months.

  • Comment number 31.

    brilliant christmas episode! I just love janine she is awesome. But i will miss stacey she has been played wonderfully for the last six years.

  • Comment number 32.

    AMAZING performance from all the actresses and actors on eastenders tonight. lacey turner will be missed. xoxo

  • Comment number 33.

    Loved Stacey's ending. My heart was missed a beat when she was ready to jump off the vic. And hearing Bradley was wierd....
    Well done Lacey Turner. I wish you all the best for the future. We'll miss you, but there is always a chance for you to come back. And it looks like Ryan really does Love Stacey, and there's baby Lilly. I thought Ryan was great letting Stacey go and you can see he does trust and believes in her. She doesn't love him. I think she's confused for now after everything with crazy Janine and Romeo Max still in love with her, (It was a good build up to that. Didn't surprise me!!! Bye Lacey Hope to see you in a great film soon.

  • Comment number 34.

    wellll ah hant seen this episode yet but knowing eastenders it will be amazing and just like t stay as soon as i knew stacy was leaving i was deverstated becuase i thought she played ah brilliant part in this soap nd will be sadley missed and when things were just going right for her the evil janine recks itt cant belive itt am sad to sseee her goo !

  • Comment number 35.

    Great Christmas special but as you are all moaning about Stacy and Ryan not going together its because they don't want Ryan to leave EastEnders. Also the door will always be open for Stacy to return hence why they did't kill her or arrest her.

    Lacey you are a TRUE legend and I will never forget you EastEnders will never be the same without the mouthy mother Stacy Slater!

    Love you Lacey!!!!!!!!

  • Comment number 36.

    I enjoyed the episode...Can't believe that she didn't go with Ryan, but then she was only using him to annoy Janine and using the fact that Ryan was the father to get some action - I thought this was totally wrong considering she ruined yet another marriage (despite the fact that Janine can be a total cow!) but I can understand why Janine was so Angry (wouldn't you be if your husband was having an affair?)

    Great Episode, but why show that she runs away? What is this showing to younger people? I think as TV has a massive influence over kids - I think Stacey should have faced the authorities as it was the right thing to do... and also more realistic!

    But I will miss Stacey... It will be interesting what she will be like when she comes back!

  • Comment number 37.

    Loved The Christmas Day Episode! Sooo Glad There Wasn't A Death This Christmas!! Although When Stacey Nearly Slipped On The Roof Thought There May Well Be!! Glad To See Stacey Leave With Her Little Lily... Poor Ryan Though!! And Max's Confession... O.M.G. but still cried at the end with Stacey's Goodbye... Hope She Comes Back Some Day

  • Comment number 38.

    Awful, badly written and unbelieveable...Lacey Turner is a great actress but think she is leaving at the right time if this is how the scripts are going to be!!

  • Comment number 39.

    I love stacey, wish Ryan went off with her...(They both should have had a happy ending on Eastender).

    Ryan and Stacey look so good together. janine is sO evil, i hope she dies in hospital and never gets the chance to be with Ryan again.

  • Comment number 40.

    That was a really good episode its a pitty Ryan didn't go with her. I really thought Stacey would have jumped so she could join Bradley. At least the door is still open for Stacey if she wants to return in the future! I can't believe she has left the show! Truly brilliant actress. Will miss her loads. It won't be the same without her.

    Janine is soooooooooooooo evil! Wish she would leave!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Comment number 41.

    I just watched this episode on i-player.
    Must say, one of the most emotional episodes I've seen in a long time. I was gripped. From laughing at pat singing, to feeling angry about janine and then as soon as Ronnie ordered Stacey to run i burst into tears and cried 'til the end. Amazing, big well done to the producers!

  • Comment number 42.

    What more can i say about Lacey Turner? just amazing!! so sad she she has left tonight's ep was brill had me in tears. Hannah xxx

  • Comment number 43.

    Just watched Eastenders on catchup and feel totally miserable now..would it be too much for once for you to have a happy ending..although after years of watching I should know better than to expect any other..after watching since it started many years ago and being the only soap I watch I will no longer put myself through the misery..

  • Comment number 44.

    And i forgot about Gillain wirght who plays Jean again amazin perfomance. Hannah xx

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  • Comment number 46.

    Catching a flight from LCY on a Saturday evening Pull the other one. Completely unbelievable, not just for this reason. Very sloppy all round.

  • Comment number 47.

    Well... BAH HUMBUG!! Sorry to do the downer on this., I thought it was very weak! Yet again another Murderer gets away with it!!! Stacey just happens to Fly off. So the square will settle back to a "Normal Life"!!
    I suppose International police (Interpol)co-operation just doesn't happen.. They'd soon find out where she's gone! Anywhere in Europe (EU) and she's hauled back and arrested!!!
    Sorry. BBC. She should have been 'nicked' and sent down! Instead of the totally unbelievable Fly away ending!

  • Comment number 48.

    The Christmas Day episode was amazing, full of tension and drama. A very surprising storyline might I add. Although far off expectations it was a very thrilling and enjoyable episode and will be forever remembered. Merry Christmas.

  • Comment number 49.

    OMG :( gonna miss her! She said she would quit when Bradley (charlie clements). Sad shes gone :( she is an amazing actress and hope one day she comes back to Albert Square!!!!!

  • Comment number 50.

    Stacy was amazing =D I am glad EastEnders gave Stacy such a great ending that everyone will remember her for. Stacy is going to be missed :( .Stacy is such a great actress,I really hope she comes back in few years.

  • Comment number 51.

    I hope she has gone to Ruby's and not going to be her own...

  • Comment number 52.

    I was very dissopointed with this years christmas eastenders because it was supposed to be a dramatic ending whats so dramatic about leaving the country? :S
    1. stacey didnt deserve to escape the police because of what she did and she wasnt a nice person the way she treated bradley other people...
    2. so stacey got away with murder then? so its ok to murder people in real life and get away with it?

    great example....

  • Comment number 53.

    Was really hoping, Ryan and stacey would have a happy ending, but ohhh no, not in eastenders :) Was a really brilliant episode, almost brought tears to my eyes. Thought Ryan and stacey couldnt have been played by better actors.

  • Comment number 54.

    stacey please come back you are inspiration to us all.

    why did she leave ryan?

    bless poor lily

    good luckxx

  • Comment number 55.

    I thought the Christmas ep was fantastic. In my heart I just knew that Stacey would escape the square instead of being killed off or arrested but at times i still thought that may happen during the ep. My heart swelled when Ronnie told stacey to run. Love u Ronnie for that. Hope Janine dies. I love Stacey/Lacey, hope one day you come back to the square. Stacey/Lacey love you and thanks for 6 years of entertainmnet, you truly would be missed. You are my favourite character as well as Kat. Good luck with the future. LUV U LOTS.

  • Comment number 56.

    i will miss stacey and untill she comes back iam not watching eastenders! stacey please come backs soon, youre like me idol iloveyouuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuu.

  • Comment number 57.

    WOW! Absolutely fantastic, throughout the episode I thought a) Stacey would get taken away for stabbing Janine; b) She'd hand herself in, didn't think she'd jump TBH, c) She'd leave Lily after worrying she'd be a bad mum, d) Ryan would stop her, e) Roxy would stop her or last but not least, what would happen in real life, the cops would put a call out to the airports, but SO glad she got away. I have been a fan of Stacey for 6 years, my FAVE character by far, excellent storylines and unbelievable performances. Don't know if Lacey gets any of the comments but she is a FANTASTIC actress, I haven't seen a performance like she gave during her bipolar storyline / recent storyline from many Hollywood actresses, she deserves every award she's ever won, and while I wish her all the best part of me wants to see her back in Walford sometime soon!

  • Comment number 58.

    OMG Janine is a really rasty women really wished that stacey and ryan could of ran away with each other they make such a nice couple. Thank god Ronnie was on stacey's side (as she knows what she went through)!!
    Really hope stacey comes back TOP CLASS actor and RYAN IS LOVELY LOL
    How far can Janine go!!She is total madness. REALLY THINK ladie that is playing HER is brilliant and stacey both GREAT actresses TOP class
    Hope Stacey and Ryan meet up for there daughters sake please please please let them meet up

  • Comment number 59.

    Really loved the christmas Eastenders. Very pleased that Stacy lived.

  • Comment number 60.

    I can't believe Stacey had to leave! She should have said it wasn't her who killed Archie! Everyone would have believed her, Janine is evil and most people hate her! Also I hope, as do most people, that Janine gets her just desserts! We love you Stacey and hope you return!!

  • Comment number 61.

    RYAN (ur really name) WILL U MARRY ME

  • Comment number 62.

    rele enjoyed tonights eppisode.....was sad tho to say goodbye to stacey because i love her and she is one of me fav charecters....and rele liked the slow music in the end....really good well done lacey turner xxx

  • Comment number 63.

    Nice way for Stacey to leave, loved Ronnie telling her just to go and leave the square with baby lily. When will Janinne get whats coming to her and someone actually find out that she stabbed herself. Pot calling kettle when telling stacey she let bradley take the blame for archies murder when she tried to kill ryan, not forgetting killing Ronnies daughter danielle and pushing husband barry of a cliff a few years ago. Wishing Lacey Turner all the best for the future, she truly is one of the soap icons.

  • Comment number 64.

    EastEnders tonight was amazing! I'm very glad Stacey had a happy ending & I do hope Janine dies soon! I really want to know where Stacey got her dress from!! :P

  • Comment number 65.

    I hated the ending how she didn't want Ryan he gave up everything for her she is the mother of his child is she really going to stay alone because of bradley shes going to go out with someone else one day how can she love Ryan then unlove him bradley's dead and Ryans the father he should of went with her I hate eastenders when they make such stuiped endings for characters.

  • Comment number 66.

    I liked the episode but I also think it was stupid.
    1. SHE DOES LOVE RYAN, you could blate tell so either the writer messed up or just made it stupid.
    2. Ryan should of gone with her.
    3. Stacey should of said WHY she done it.

    This episode has made me angry. -.-

  • Comment number 67.

    I totally see where you're coming from. I mean Stacey should of got done atleast or atleast made the storyline a bit better.. because for example her and Ryan went through all that lovey dovey stuff and then all of a sudden she don't love him? I know it's just a storyline but really it was silly.
    I think the ending should of happened like this,
    Stacey starts packing her things, while Ryan gets baby Lily. Ryan then goes round to get the car. While Ryan's getting the car Max should of turned up and said something like, "he wishes her all the best" or whatever. As Ryan turns up, the police pull round take Stacey and Lily stays with baby Lily.
    At least then Stacey could come back after doing her time and wouldn't have the guilt so much on her shoulders. Then could be with Ryan.
    I believe everyone should have a happy ending as Eastenders have had too MUCH drama. I know that happens in real life but come on..
    Anyway, since Stacey is gone for good I don't know how often I'll be watching it as she was a great actress and her and Ryan suited.
    Well good luck Stacey, I hope one day you do decide to come back and writers make it worth while!

  • Comment number 68.

    Ryan stays with baby Lily*

  • Comment number 69.

    such an emotional episode! i sobbed like a baby!
    well,fair well Stacey! definitely going to be missed!!
    now kill off janine-PLEASE! she's evil, eugh!
    such a disappointment how it ended with ryan and stacey though!

  • Comment number 70.

    thank god, they didnt kill off stacey, which mean that 1day hopfuly stacey will return back 2 eastend again, its good that she ended with ryan, but y with MAX??? stacey u should have kept him and took him with u, MAX gave up his family 4 her, owel!!!, stacey bbz u will be mised, good luck in life hope 2 c u back soon in eastend..

  • Comment number 71.

    Well if thats the portrail of a mother dismissing her daughter.........dont think so, a mother not just taking her child because her mum says you cant ! Anyone in the near future going to bring up ALL of Janine's crimes and attempted ones !Airport open on xmas day ! The people that wrote this shocking episode live neither in the Eastend or the REAL world ! Wont be watching again !

  • Comment number 72.

    A few things have not made sense recently.
    Roxy and Ronnie caring about Archie. Ronnie would of bought Stacey a drink.
    Pat supporting Janine in the pub after visiting Ryan in hospital.
    Police not searching Bianca`s house after she made it obvious something was hidden.
    Stacey`s mother blanking Stacey.
    Max saying he still loved Stacey, he has moved on.
    Stacey being let on a plane, Police would of informed the airport she was wanted.
    But I am glad Stacey was not killed off, hopefully we shall see her again in the future.

  • Comment number 73.

    i think it was.....the best!!! i loved stacys exit it was better than peggy's she just walked down the street but Stacy's was brill well done Lacey and crew

  • Comment number 74.

    loved it loved it i just keep rewatching it! its just so sad!

  • Comment number 75.

    I have a real problem, not sure if the police in the UK are any good? As everyone seems to get away with almost everything!
    Some good story lines but some very big mistakes as well.
    As for Stacey well am sure we will see her in more well thought out programs.

  • Comment number 76.

    I think the injury that Janine has from stabbing herself will stop her from having any babies in the future - making her even more bitter and twisted!!
    Loved the Christmas day episode by the way x

  • Comment number 77.

    Excellent episode, sorry to see Lacey go but am glad she wasn't killed off. Yes, I agree with some other people's comments that getting on a plane on Christmas day was a bit unrealistic, especially when LCA was closed Christmas day but then they did film this a while back.

  • Comment number 78.

    great episode! But I couldn't help crying at the end when she left on the plane.. it's that sad music they play!! Glad she's with lilly though, although I would have liked her and ryan to be happy!! Janine is an evil woman!!!!
    Great exit for Lacey- she will be missed greatly, one of the best actress' on the show!!!! Good Luck Lacey! x

  • Comment number 79.

    WOW!!!!!! Eastenders was great i love it It soooooooo good said that Stacy is living i think that Ryan and Stacy should of went together. Ha ha for Janine she stabbed herslef i want her to die so we can see in how mch peolpe love her.

  • Comment number 80.

    Stacey, is a true LEGEND. She has been absolutely fantastic from beginning to end. I have loved her from the moment she started in Eastenders, she is such an amazing actress, she is a true natural, she is so convincing, and so talented, there aren't that many true actresses out there like her, she is one in a million. She will be deeply missed. She was my favourite character of all time in the whole of the Eastenders history. I LOVE YOU STACEY

  • Comment number 81.

    How depressing. its christmas it should be fun,,, where were the fun 'lets enjoy christmas' moments.. dont even get me started what you have planned planned for the new year. isn't the real world depressing enough, only to have to watch it on what is voted the best soap in the uk?? Cheer up eastenders its christmas after all.

  • Comment number 82.

    I was so ready to complain to BBC if they killed off Stace. I Saved the BBC complaint page in my favourites lool.

    Soooo glad Stacey had a happy ending! But if Lacey decides to come back in a couple of years then how is she going to be able to return now that everyone knows her secret, wouldn't it have been more convenient that she got locked up ...That way she would have done some of her time and got released for something maybe???

    I also love Janine! Great actress and without her EE would get boring!

  • Comment number 83.

    A-Ma-Zing!!!! Best ending i've ever seen! Cant believe it was a happy one! Stacey was fantastic throughout. She is a brilliant actress gonna miss her soooooooooo much! :( But she'll be back, atleast they didnt kill her. The bit on the plane was so sad but i was happy she managedto not get caught. I had a flash back of her years when she was looking out the window. Lolz!
    Janine is just........... URGHHH!! I think she should die. I wish she did. How ever,she is a good actress. How could she stab herself just to prove something??!
    I'll never 4get this episode :D

  • Comment number 84.

    Watched the christmas day episode and enjoyed it. Gillian Wright as usual delivered an excellent part, but what mede me laugh was Roxy the minute she found out Stacey killed her creep of a father she shouts to call the police, but when more importantly 3 million quid goes missing from her bank account no police involvment, we dont hear what has happened to the bank investigation into the theft. We know her brother stole it and his face would show up on the cctv on the cash-line machine,but so what we live in the real world, dont know what world the script writers are living on...

  • Comment number 85.

    I was soooo disappointed that stacey rejected ryan, they were like made 4 eahother even though bradely died. i think that stacey actually loved ryan but she was confusedddd... But hopefully her and lily come back when lily is older, like Bianca and Ricky and they could be back togethr. I hatedd the fact that stacey said she didnt love ryan he gave up everything 4 her... :'( But I doubt stacey will come back as Lacey is an amazing actress she'll probs get lots of ddiferent opportunities.

  • Comment number 86.

    What a load of old shi... well it wasn't that bad. Gillian Wright and Lacey Turner were great, but, what a crap ending. Max gives stacey about £500 to live on and she spends most of that on her flight with lily. And, as far as i know she knows no languages apart from english. And austrailia you have to prove you can do something there and in america you can get executed for things. Also, stacey climbing onto the vic roof so easily. "Ooh, a ginger boy fell to his death constable off a roof of a pub, we have decided to take lots of action and put a sign saying warning. That should do the trick." AND, janine stabbing herself and managing to deliver the same amount of words as a shakespear play and walk to the vic. I wish she had walked in front of a car...

  • Comment number 87.

    Same I wish if she had got runover by a car mayb BY RYAN!!!

  • Comment number 88.

    OMG! i loved the christmas day episode! sooo happy that stacey is free and never got killed off! but when she got onto the roof top, i honestly thought she would jump! and janine..such a cow!
    and stacey got the special julias theme music at the end! well deserved because she is an AMAZING actress..gonna be missed loads! i actualy cried a little after the episode lol.

  • Comment number 89.

    I thought the christmas episode was amazing!!!
    I was sitting on the edge of my seat the whole entire time...Amazing!!

    Lacey turner is one of the best actresses ever on the soap, sad to see her go!

  • Comment number 90.

    AHHH, it was so intence, the tention was unbelieveable,it was such an emotional and legendary exit, thank you max! Janine deserves to be stabbed, just not for it to be blamed on stacy!.And Jean, i'm so glad you believed your own daughter than the lieing cow JANINE! poor ryan, feel sorry for him, but over all stacy did the right thing!

  • Comment number 91.

    Loved the episode. Glad its been left open for Stacey to come back, wish stacey would have gone with Ryan tho, thought they made a good couple. Going to miss Stacey as she was def by far the best actress in eastenders, hope she comes back one day. x

  • Comment number 92.

    Janine is a great character, she's the best

  • Comment number 93.

    i wish stacy would come back to eastenders

  • Comment number 94.

    Fabulous episode last night again!!!!! DEFO TE BEST SOAP ON CHRISTMAS DAY!!!!! Th best scences were with max and stacey at the end lovely!!!!!!!

  • Comment number 95.

    Great episode. :) I will miss the character Stacey alot. I think Lacey has done a phenomanol job at playing Stacey and she will be missed very much.

  • Comment number 96.

    amazing performance by gillian too, stacy will be missed by everyone, but lacey is an amazing actress, good luck in the future lacey xx from emma x

  • Comment number 97.

    This is one of the best eastenders episodes by far!
    Even though the storyline lasted over 1 year i never got bored of it!
    Congrats to the cast who did a wonderful job, at making the episode so special, Brillant preformances from everyone who appear on the screen! Best wishes to Lacey as shes moving on from eastenders. Best of luck on making a different career on what ever you do next! Merry Christmas and hope you all have a fab new year!
    Best wishes,
    Rhianna x

  • Comment number 98.

    very gutted that stacey has left! i actually cried lol. i hope she comes back!! what a great actress prob the best on eastenders thought she would leave with ryan lets just hope he doesnt get back with that phyco janine

  • Comment number 99.

    I actually cried all through the episode , it was so emotional .
    Stacey is a true legend forever , Lacey is a gorgeous girl and she was by far the best actress on Eastenders ... But i really hate Janine she is PURE evil and to be honest i also hope she dies in hospital because she deserves everything ... STACEY TO COME BACK!
    Stacey i love you you beaut babe ! i wish the best for you and have a fab future because you deserve it
    by the way .. i can't believe Stacey actually killed Archie but he did rape her so she has a reason!

  • Comment number 100.

    she should have jumped it would have been like romeo and juliet but juliet takes 10 months to decide to actually go through with it and stacey turned eveil so. jump stacey jump


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